Okay, so what is CoolSculpting®?
It’s the only FDA approved non-invasive procedure that helps eliminate stubborn fat, which just won’t go away with diet or exercise. CoolSculpting® is really exactly what it sounds like, a cooling treatment that literally freezes the fat away. Guess how it was discovered? Popsicles! Yep….two Harvard doctors noticed that children were starting to lose fat in their cheeks after eating popsicles. Is that not crazy?! This started the beginning of what is known as CoolSculpting® and one of the most popular non-invasive procedures in the country.
Is CoolSculpting® for everyone? No… Unfortunately, eligible candidates are people who are about 15-20 pounds from their goal weight and want to target pockets of fat in specific areas.
Does it take just one treatment? For some people yes! Most people no. With each 35 minute treatment, you can eliminate approximately 20% of the fat cells. That is permanent folks. However, if you have more bulk in the area, you may want to remove 40% and will need another treatment in that area.
What areas can you treat? The main body areas are under the chin, arms, bra roll, tummy, love handles, back fat, stomach, inner and outer thigh.
How much is it? This really depends on how many areas you treat and how many times you decide to treat the area. Flawless offers special deals and in-house financing so it is affordable.
What does it feel like/does it hurt? There is definitely a cooling sensation for the first 5-10 minutes of the 35 minute treatment. However, once your body acclimates, you can sit back and catch up on your Netflix or email. At the end, there is a 2 minute massage which is necessary to help destroy those frozen fat cells. This part isn’t exactly comfortable but 2 minutes of a rough massage is worth it for permanent fat removal.
How long does the procedure take? Good news is the procedure is only about 35 minutes per area! Most people will schedule 2 – 4 treatments in one day.
How long does it take to see results? After each area is treated, it takes about 90 days to see the full results. After about 30-45 days you can decide if you want to treat the area again.
What common side effects are associated with CoolSculpting®? During the procedure, you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching and intense cold at the treatment site. These sensations subside as the area becomes numb. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary redness, swelling, bruising, and tenderness. These can last up to 7-14 days.
Can I return to normal activities right after CoolSculpting®? Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting® procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Patients often return to work on the same day after a CoolSculpting® treatment is completed.
How do I schedule a Consultation? Flawless Med Spa, in Albuquerque, New Mexico offers free consultations. Each consultation takes about 45 minutes. Call us today to schedule yours! Stay Flawless! 505-888-1185